On Saturday the British Open will make history with a two-tee start time for the first time ever, according to the R&A (and Bob Harig) and will be moved up to 9 a.m. local time.
According to R&A, Saturday will be first-ever two-tee start in Open history.— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) July 18, 2014
Some people are not fans of this:
Two-tee smart probably smart, but hate it. Open really is modernized now. Shame.— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) July 18, 2014
There will also be groups of three going off instead of pairings like normal. The reason? The weather is supposed to be insanely bad.
Like, "wind and hail" bad.
Here's a look according to Weather Channel:
I'm not a fan of any of this because bad weather is such a big part of how this tournament plays out but I get it -- nobody wants to get caught up in a hail storm.
I also think this benefits Rory McIlroy -- I don't think he has as much a chance of posting an insanely high number without awful weather.
Though it also means everybody behind him will have a decent shot at posting a lower number. Whatever happens, it should be fun.